Les Misérables (2019)

Fun fact; Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables was one of the first films I ever covered on this blog way back when I was fresher faced, less cynical, and judging by the content of the review itself, significantly less adept at writing! With those memories and a quick jolt “oh fuck, I’m thirty” running through the…

Little Women (2019)

When it comes to remakes, reboots and sequels upon sequels in cinema, it would be fair to say that I am definitely on the side of championing more original projects than rehashed ones. However, having said that, I have always thought that despite its numerous outings on both the small and the big screen, Louisa…

Cats (2019)

Okay, before we begin, I need to get something off my chest. As stated on this blog many times in the past, I am a true bastard for a musical, but I must admit that Cats is something that I have never been able to get my head around. I’ve seen it on stage and…

The Girl In The Spider’s Web (2018)

If there is one thing that has the potential to put me off a film completely, it is the phrase ‘soft reboot’. Attempting to continue or reinvent a story or franchise with significant changes hardly ever goes well, especially when the first property made such an impression. 2011’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, already…

Allied (2016)

Well, isn’t the life and career of Brad Pitt satisfyingly cyclical? Amidst the media frenzy of his divorce from Jennifer Aniston all those years ago, his big screen venture comprised of a fairly middling romantic spy drama with a twist of deception. Cut to 2016 and the media frenzy of his divorce from Angelina Jolie,…

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

I knew absolutely nothing about Out Of The Furnace before choosing it as my next cinematic adventure. What compelled me to take a chance on the film whose trailer I had not even seen was the impressive looking cast list, Christian Bale having recently entertained me in American Hustle and others such as Forest Whitaker…